Top image: (From L to R) Vivek Puthucode, General Manager, Commercial Partner Small, Medium & Corporate of Microsoft Asia Pacific, Gooi-Lee Tan, Country Sales Manager for rhipe Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Andrea Della Mattea, President of Microsoft Asia Pacific.
KUALA LUMPUR, 27 August 2019 —Microsoft today announced that rhipe Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (rhipe) has won the 2019 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for Malaysia. Having previously won the award in 2017, the Cloud Channel Company once again distinguished itself among a global field of top Microsoft partners by demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
As a Cloud first, Channel first company, rhipe masterfully leverages Microsoft Azure and a variety of Microsoft tools and services to bring new and innovative cloud products to organizations across a multitude of sectors and geographies. By applying a deep understanding of the Cloud, rhipe deploys innovative solutions such as the PRISM cloud portal, which simplifies cloud billing and provisioning by providing partners a single pane of glass to manage every program they have with ease.
“As a company that prides itself in providing solutions that enable our partners to adapt and thrive in the maturing cloud economy, we are proud to once again win the Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for Malaysia in 2019,” said Gooi-Lee Tan, Country Sales Manager. “It is a great recognition of our dedication and passion to drive success for our customers using transformative solutions on the hybrid and public Cloud landscape.”
The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards shines a spotlight on Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year. Encompassing 41 categories, it celebrates each of the solution areas, industries and sectors in which Microsoft technologies are used. The award finalists and winners are then selected from more than 2,900 nominations collected from 115 different countries worldwide based on their commitment to customers, their solution’s impact on the market, and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.
Among the Malaysian partners that made it as finalists were Infrastructure Consulting & Managed Services Sdn. Bhd, SoftwareONE Experts Sdn Bhd and the 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year, Enfrasys Consulting Sdn. Bhd.
Commending rhipe on the award, K. Raman, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia said “I would like to congratulate rhipe on being chosen as the Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for Malaysia. Having also won the award in 2017, rhipe is an exemplar within the Microsoft partner community. As more and more Malaysian businesses and organizations embrace Cloud, it brings Microsoft great pride to work alongside such a brilliant partner to accelerate cloud-based digital transformation across the nation.”
In addition to providing Cloud based solutions to businesses, rhipe is also committed to equipping partners with the latest industry skillset via their Success Program. The Success Program features various partners who are subject matter experts in their respective field, who share their expertise with rhipe’s partner ecosystem, thereby enabling them to leverage on each other’s strength in order to grow their network and ultimately their business.
An outstanding member of the Microsoft partner community, rhipe Australia had also previously won the Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for Australia in 2018. With Cloud solutions as a core focus of the business, rhipe aims to continue expanding its presence in South East Asia, bringing new and innovative cloud products to existing partners and markets.
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